The Cabaret Club is all set to give T in the Parkers a unique, unexpected and unrivalled festival experience. Crammed with the cream of the cabaret, burlesque, circus and comedy crop, and open from the Thursday night for campers, fans can catch sets from internationally renowned cabaret acts and an impressive array of hilarious stand-up comedians. For the high-energy thrills of the late night variety shows, the Cabaret Club will provide an escapism into another world of glamour, intrigue and infectious laughter, fuelled by performances from five-star, award-winning acts that have dazzled audiences at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the World Fringe in Perth, and all around the world.
The very best in Burlesque will tempt and tease T in the Parkers into the Cabaret Club across the weekend. Rock ‘n’ Roll burlesque bombshell Daiquiri Dusk will deliver a deliciously dark and decadent alternative burlesque show. Miss Burlesque World Nominee Miss Hell’s Belle is a heady mixture of sweetness and sensuality but with a very wicked side. With a love of the dark side and old time Hollywood glamour, this glittering starlet will spellbind and bewitch. Mixing burlesque with trapeze is Vendetta Vain who boasts a unique image fusing vampy drag stylings, traditional glamour and pop-culture sensibilities – her work is contemporary and underscored with an effortless and bold sexuality.
Leyla Rose is Scotland’s most famous burlesque star and evokes the classic elegance of a Golden Age Hollywood star performing sultry stripteases, but is equally at home as a bumping, grinding, tassel twirling rock ' n' roll showstopper. Then there’s burlesque and fire star Cat Aclysmic – the ultimate Southern Bell gone bad - born and raised in the heart of Dixie, this tattooed temptress left her homeland to raise a little havoc on UK shores. Alongside the burlesque beauties, hula hoop extraordinaire Stakatto Blue, all-girl fire performance troupe Spitfire, circus and fire performance duo Mia Et Philippeand solo fire star’s Ammie Jay and Mia Meow are also sure to turn up the heat in theCabaret Club across the weekend.
Festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager are thrilled to announce that smash hit comedy superstars Frisky & Mannish will headline theCabaret Club on Friday. Since 2008, Frisky & Mannish have been peddling their unique brand of seriocomic-mashparodic-bapsbotty-infotainment all over the world, as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to great acclaim. Declared as“Superb and uncontrollable" (The Times), “Comedy gold" (The Guardian), "Seriously talented" (Observer) and "Fully blown superstars" (Time Out), Frisky & Mannish are clearly a big hit with the critics and will be a big hit with T in the Park fans on Friday 6th July.
Frisky and Mannish said: “There’s nothing quite as scintillating as playing songs to a rammed tent of Scottish revellers…T in the Park is a particularly raucous festival experience and we love it.”
Saturday’s headline slot has been secured by East End Cabaret. After finding themselves in London’s East End (via the Eastern Bloc) with only a suitcase of Bolshevik puppets and an accordion to their names, they did what any enterprising and narcissistic person would do, and started a cabaret show. Aided by the erudite Mr. Little Red Book, Bernadette’s penchant for salaciousness and Victy’s assortment of musical instruments, they are armed with their own batch of original songs (and some shamelessly re-appropriated ones from Radiohead to Right Said Fred) to shock, amuse and enlighten the audience. Described as “Musically adept, marvellously funny, genuinely naughty and utterly in control” (The Scotsman) it will be quite the show on Saturday at T in the Park in the Cabaret Club.
Rayguns Look Real Enough headline Sunday at the Cabaret Club. High quality musicality meets insane mash-ups - this is a show about a huge talent coming to terms with mediocrity, and one man’s struggle with his inner tiger. Taking only the best bits of the best songs, coupled with all of the bravado and peacock strutting of a massive stadium band, Rayguns deliver unrivalled entertainment whilst subjecting all who see them to their infectious, catchy, sing-along rock anthems.
Throughout the 4 day Cabaret and Comedy spectacular, an array of the best in the business will also take to the stage. The Horndog Brass Band’s drum ‘n’ brass repertoire is made up of fresh originals by musical directors Tom Pickles and Tom Donaldson, augmented by a selection of brassed-up cover versions ranging from Aerosmith to TV theme tunes, and some more ‘traditional’ funk with a New Orleans twist. Rufus & Ben are an edgy, funny double act steeped in the art of music hall, vaudeville and classic comedy repartee. Original songs and sketches merge with classic comedy and the odd homage to the great comedy acts that inspired them. Joe Black - Sex, Drugs & Vaudeville will drag festival-goers kicking and screaming on a song-filled journey, showing how bitter, jaded and indecent one can become. One of the pioneering personalities in neo-cabaret, Joe Black is the unmistakable Vaudevillian, real-life Disney villain and the one and only waltzing cynic, headlining arts and music festivals across Europe.
The Creative Martyrs perform cabaret songs, physical comedy and speciality acts in music halls, circus, travelling shows and public houses in Glasgow and London. A sinister, neo-political musical cabaret that manages to be funny at the same time. Caught in the Rollers is the first full length show from Glasgow’s music-cabaret girl group, The Redettes. The show combines a high-energy set list of contemporary pop hits, mashed with humour and skill into classic favourites, with a live five piece band and original script. Stand-Up Comedy Magician, Contortionist & Escapologist, Chris Crosstravels the world performing his anarchic side-show performances. Described as a punk-magic superstar, Chris will amaze with the things he does with his body!
The Stand Comedy Club will wow the crowds on Saturday and Sunday with a special comedy hour courtesy of the world famous Stand Comedy Club featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the UK.
Listings so far below, with more still to come…
THURSDAY 5th July
Daiquiri Dusk, Leyla Rose, Mia et Phillipe, Chris Cross, Ammie Jay, Cat Aclysmic, Edd Muir, Flash/Bang, Lucille, Mia Meow, Miss Hell’s Belle, Spitfire, Stakatto Blue, Vendetta Vain
FRIDAY 6th July
Frisky & Mannish, Daiquiri Dusk, Mia et Phillipe, The Redettes, Ammie Jay, Cat Aclysmic, Edd Muir, Lucille, Mia Meow, Miss Hell’s Belle, RwP Cabaret, Spitfire, Stakatto Blue, Vendetta Vain
SATURDAY 7th July
East End Cabaret, The Stand Comedy Club, Daiquiri Dusk, Desmond O’Connor, Mia et Phillipe, Ammie Jay, Bumble Tree Cabaret, Cat Aclysmic, Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, Edd Muir, Lucille, Mia Meow, Miss Hell’s Belle, RwP Cabaret, Spitfire Blue, Vendetta Vain
SUNDAY 8th July
Rayguns Look Real Enough, The Stand Comedy Club, Daiquiri Dusk, Mia et Phillipe, Rufus & Ben, Teen Canteen, Joe Black, The Creative Martyrs, The Redettes, Ammie Jay, Bumble Tree Cabaret, Cat Aclysmic, Edd Muir, Lucille, Mia Meow, Miss Hell’s Belle, Not So Secret Society, Spitfire, Stakatto Blue, Vendetta Vain